Simultaneously Realising a Just Energy Transition and the Implications for Water-Energy-Food Nexus in South Africa

Event Type

Online, 11.09.2023



WWF South Africa (WWF-SA), in partnership with the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), organised this workshop as part of an international research study titled "Implementing sustainable development goals in an incoherent world: aligning climate action and reduced inequalities." The South African study has been exploring the underlying drivers of policy incoherence, focusing on national-level policies to meet international climate change mitigation commitments, as well as a domestic energy transition and integrated resource management along the Water-Energy-Food nexus.


Objectives of the Broader South African Case Study:

  • Gain insight into goal conflicts and synergies between national targets as they relate to the Just Energy Transition and the Water-Energy-Food nexus while aiming to meet global climate obligations.
  • Understand the political contestation surrounding policy coherence efforts and how actors navigate them, influenced by ideas, interests, and institutions.
  • Assess the impact of (in)coherence on implementation outcomes for water, energy, and food security, as well as for (in)equality.


This was an by invitation-only workshop that followed strict Chatham House rules.

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Event information

Date / h
11.09.2023 / 09:00 - 16:00




-- By invitation only --


Photo:  Alexia Faus Onbargi is a  Political Scientist and  Researcher in the research programme "Environmental Governance"

Alexia Faus Onbargi
Researcher in the research programme "Environmental Governance"